Sustaining Creativity


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As you might have noticed from the less frequent posting, I have been having a little trouble sustaining my level of energy for creativity. I thought about picking up my copy of The Artist’s Way and working through it again, as it was a big catalyst for my coming back around to choosing to pursue art. I have picked up her other books and have not gotten as far with them, so I decided that maybe I needed a new source of input. A blog I was reading mentioned a blog and podcast by Michael Nobbs called Sustainably Creative . It stuck a note that really resonated with me, and in a very synchronistic way he was starting a work through of The Artist way.

“The Artist’s Way Starter Kit” (Julia Cameron)

So Monday I plan to restart The Artists Way. I think doing it with a group might make a difference. The above is an Amazon affiliates link. If you choose to click on it and buy the book, I do receive a small commission.

On other fronts, this weekend will be dedicated to finishing up a couple of floor cloths. One of them will be going to the Kiwanas TV auction. I am both excited and nervous about that.

Trying to find the Rhythm again

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Autumn Barn, Rennata M. Tropeano, ©2010 The kids are back in school and suddenly I have an hour of time that I did not have before.  My oldest daughter has her license and can drive the carpool giving me this gift of time. 

The other thing that has me off rhythm is that in this last month I had more vacation days than I did normal days.  It started with a week off to take the above mentioned daughter to flight camp, and then later in the month on a trip to visit family.  That vacation was extended due to hurricane Irene arriving the same time as our original flight.  Then there was labor day weekend, thus my Monday check in on works in progress is now on Tuesday and not at all what I intended. 

The plane is still underway, as is a lot of website development.  I am working on a series of fall scarves, trying a couple of new methods. The new writing project is starting slow, but coming together better than previous works.  The last on the list of underway is two new themed competition pieces.  It was my intent to have pictures of these various projects, and I may add them later.